The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced the members of its 2014-2015 board of trustees. WEF’s House of Delegates confirmed the members during WEFTEC 2014—WEF’s 87th annual technical exhibition and conference—in New Orleans.
During a ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 30, the WEF “gavel of leadership” was passed from President Sandra Ralston (Charleston, S.C.) to incoming President Ed McCormick of Oakland, Calif. During his term, President McCormick will continue to help fulfill WEF’s objectives—to drive innovation in water, enrich the expertise of water professionals and raise public awareness of the value of water—in part by calling on WEF members to be leaders in driving resource recovery and renewable energy.
In his acceptance remarks, McCormick, who led a renewable energy program at Eastern Bay Municipal Utility District, emphasized the potential for treatment facilities to become “green factories,” recovering valuable resources.
“We are experiencing the leading edge of a major sea change in the water sector—a Renaissance in our role as water stewards,” McCormick said. “We will increasingly become an important part of the climate solution, recycling every gallon, producing renewables and significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”
In addition to President McCormick, the 2014-2015 board of trustees includes: Immediate Past President Ralston, President-Elect Paul Bowen (Atlanta, Ga.), Vice President Rick Warner (Reno, Nev.), Treasurer Ralph Exton (Trevose, Pa.), and Secretary and WEF Executive Director Eileen O’Neill (Alexandria, Va.). Trustees include Charles Bott (Hampton Roads, Va.), Jenny Hartfelder (Denver, Colo.), Jackie Jarrell (Charlotte, N.C.), Tom Kunetz (Chicago, Ill.), Garry Macdonald (Auckland, New Zealand), and Erin Mosley (Boston, Mass.).
Source: Water Environment Federation